Little Almond-Butter Cookies

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

My favorite butter cookie. They're delicate in form and flavor. So simple, they're great for beginner bakers. Tiny little cookies can be sandwiched with a favorite jam if you like. They're so tender you'll lose a few in the process but the pieces taste good too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except confectioners' sugar and mix with fingertips until dough forms a solid ball.
  2. Divide dough in half and shape each half into a 1 1/4" log.
  3. Wrap each in plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°.
  5. Slice logs into very thin 1/8" thick cookies and bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes or until very lightly browned.
  6. Remove from cookie sheet immediately and cool on wire rack.
  7. The cookies are very fragile so handle carefully.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar and store in shallow, airtight container so there's not too much weight on the bottom cookies.
  9. Cookies can be kept for at least two weeks.


Most Helpful

l o v eloveLOVED these. i sandwiched them with raspberry jam and powdered them with icing sugar. they were so easy to make and the outcome was amazing. i loved how they seemed so crumbly and dry, but the moment you put them in your mouth they melted away. this is definatly a keepeer in my recipebook. i'll be making these again soon.

wannabe runway model October 19, 2007

My mom loves these cookies, but she really wants an almond flavor so she adds 2 tsp of almond extract. Wow, do they really pack the almond flavor then.

MadokaRN October 08, 2006

Sugarpea, I just love these! I made them into strawbyerry jam sandwiches when they were out of the oven. I tried one and nearly died--they just melted in my mouth. This is a big winner--also love the subtle almond taste. Thank you for posting!

spatchcock October 12, 2003

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